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This UPS Driver Went the Extra Mile to Make a Kid Smile

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As old-fashioned as it may seem, there’s something so magical and special about getting a personalized letter or package in the mail. This is especially true when you’re not even expecting anything! In Los Angeles, UPS driver Hectolar Vesco noticed that while he did his normal route, there was one kid, Langston Walbuck, who looked sad because he never got a delivery. Going above and beyond his job duties, Hector decided to put together a package and deliver it to Langston himself. 

Special Delivery

Once Hector understood why Langston looked upset, he jumped into action. A father of two himself, he knew that he would have to check in with Langston’s parents before proceeding. Using a blank UPS slip, Hector wrote out a note reading, “Hi, this is Hector, your UPS driver. [I’ve] seen your son plenty of times on the balcony and he seems very sad [that] he doesn’t get any packages. When he asked me if I had any packages for him, I told him, “Don’t worry. Maybe next time. So, anyway, I’ve bought something and put it in a box. Just wanted to know his name.” Hector also shared his number so that the parents could contact him directly. 

After getting all the information he needed from Langston’s mom, Brooke, Hector showed up the next day and surprised a very excited Langston with the delivery. Brooke even managed to capture the moment on video

What’s Inside?

Hand-delivered by Hector, the package was addressed to Langston who kindly wrote, “Have a nice day!” on the outside of the package, along with a smiley face. In the video Brooke posted, you can hear Langston’s cry of excitement and Hector laughing happily in reply. 

Of course, the gesture of delivering the parcel was nice enough as is, but it turns out what was inside made it even better! When Langston opened up the box, he found a collection of toy cars and a bunch of candy, as well. It doesn’t get much better than that for a little boy. In an interview with ABC, Langston said the package made him feel very special. 

Spreading the Happiness 

After the delivery was made, Langston’s mother, Brooke, sent a follow-up text to thank Hector again for his kindness. In his reply, Hector revealed that he had two daughters himself. He’d kept a bunch of toy cars he had collected over the years in their packaging since his daughters were not interested. When he met Langston, he knew it was the perfect opportunity to put them to good use. 

In his message back to Brooke, he also mentioned that Langston helped him remember how many kids, along with his, had to live through the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our kids are our world and the future,” he said, and finished off with, “[Your] UPS driver just wanted to show some love.” 

Essential Workers For the Win

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, you probably didn’t think too much about the people who delivered your mail and packages. But in times of pandemic, mailmen and delivery drivers like Hector work at some of the most important jobs! Deemed essential workers in tough times, their workload got much more hectic. The postal service gets overloaded during pandemics, with people purchasing lots of items online that they would usually buy in stores.

It’s especially amazing, then, that someone like Hector could take time out of his busy day to come up with an idea that would bring happiness to a child. This good deed really is one to smile about! Though, we’ll admit it does make us wish that we could also get a package from our delivery driver. What are the odds? 

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